Advocate

Become an Advocate

There are many ways to advocate for our homeless neighbors. Becoming educated about the complexities of homelessness and poverty is a great first step. However the most important thing you can do is sharing this knowledge with family members and friends. When you speak out to those you know, your voice helps to build understanding and empathy toward those in need. There are many negative stereotypes about individuals who are homeless, and these can only be dispelled with knowledge, and understanding. Together, we can have compassionate conversations about the myriad of circumstances that contribute to homelessness and about the hope we have for a better tomorrow. Contact us with any questions regarding homelessness and we will be happy to help educate you.

“People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.”
Sheila McKechnie

You can also be an advocate by serving as a volunteer and/or donating to support the work of Front Steps and other organizations that serve those who are suffering the indignities of homelessness.

 

Local Advocacy Resources

There are many ways to get involved with each of the organizations listed below, and Front Steps enthusiastically works with each of them in an effort to restore hope to Austin’s homeless.

 

National Advocacy Resources

Below is a list of advocacy groups involved with and actively supporting homeless assistance programs:

• National Alliance to End Homelessness
• National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
• National Coalition for the Homeless
• National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
•  National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
• National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
• Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center

Below is a list of advocacy groups that work on issues related to affordable housing:
• Corporation for Supportive Housing
National Housing Institute
• National Low Income Housing Coalition

How To Help

  • Volunteer
    If you feel a call to help those less fortunate and want to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty, then Front Steps may be the right place for you.
  • Donate
    Less than 6% of financial contributions are used for administration. Front Steps strives to keep operating costs low so your gift will have the maximum impact on the lives of our homeless neighbors.

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